Lotus Live: Guinness World Records’ Largest Human Flower | SF
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Asian Art Museum | 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
On Saturday, July 15, 2017, the Asian Art Museum will attempt to earn the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Human Flower with Lotus Live, and you can help them bloom.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love and the museum’s special exhibition Flower Power, Lotus Live brings together 3,000 members of the community to form a beautiful lotus flower that can be seen from the sky.
Your perks for participating?
- Free Admission Ticket to Asian Art Museum (between July 15 and October 1, 2017)
- Exclusive souvenir event poster
- Commemorative photo
Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 1-3pm – Check in Noon
Civic Center Plaza, SF
Free, but an RSVP is required – First 3,000 people can participate
FAQ – Check Eventbrite for the latest updates.
What time should I arrive?
Please arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 15. You’re welcome to arrive as early as 12:00 p.m. for check-in. The assembly of the lotus flower is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.
Where should I arrive?
Check-in desks will be located in the middle of Civic Center Plaza across the street from the Asian Art Museum (200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, 94102).
What should I wear?
First and foremost, be comfortable! The event is outside and San Francisco weather can be unpredictable in July. The city is predicting low to mid 70’s. We suggest:
- Comfortable shoes. You’ll be on your feet and we want them to be happy.
- Layers. The wind may pick up or the fog can roll in, so be prepared with a jacket or long-sleeved shirt, just in case.
What do I do when I arrive?
Head to one of the check-in tables. There you will be given a lightweight colored plastic poncho and an event information sheet. Volunteers will direct you to the lotus-formation staging area. Once attendees are gathered in the staging area, you will be directed to put on your poncho and proceed through turnstiles which records an official count of participants.
Why do I need to wear a poncho?
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ guidelines require all participants must wear a color of clothing that corresponds with their part of the flower (pink for the blossom, green for the leaves) so the overall image of the flower is recognizable. You may keep the poncho or leave it for recycling by event staff. (Tip: add it to an emergency kit or leave it in the car for random San Francisco rain.)
Will there be restrooms?
Yes, there will be 15 portable toilets and 4 hand washing stations available on-site.
What do I need to do as part of the flower?
Wear your assigned colored poncho while standing within a designated outline of the flower! GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ guidelines require that the participants must be in position simultaneously and remain so for a minimum of five minutes. Once everyone is in their designated location, the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator and independent witnesses will officially record the attempt.
How much time do I need to commit?
To be on the safe side, please be prepared to commit one-and-a-half hours to the event. This will include check-in, receiving your poncho and instructions, gathering in the staging area, and forming the lotus. You’ll be asked to stay in your designated spot while officials quickly and formally document the event for record-keeping.
Am I guaranteed a place in the attempt?
We will cap participants at 3,000. Once we have met that goal, any attendees that arrive after that point may view the attempt from outside the staging and lotus areas.
Are there in and out privileges?
No. Once you proceed through the turnstiles you will need to stay in place until the official record is recorded.
Do I need to bring a ticket and identification to the event?
It is not necessary to bring the printed Eventbrite ticket or an ID. Advance registration on Eventbrite is not required, but registering in advance will allow us to send you a digital downloadable image of the flower by email after the event.
How do I redeem my free admission ticket to the Asian Art Museum and LotusLive swag?
Be sure to keep the event information sheet given to you with your poncho! This information sheet will serve as your voucher to redeem your ticket and commemorative poster at the museum’s store located on the first floor. All participants will be offered free admission to the entire museum, including our current Flower Power exhibition. Registered attendees will also receive a downloadable digital photo of the attempt. The downloadable image will be sent electronically after the event.
Can I use my free ticket to the museum on another day?
Yes! You can redeem your voucher any time during the run of the Flower Power exhibition — between July 15 and October 1, 2017.
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.